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san francisco police are investigating a sexual assault involving 49er michael crabtree. they say is happened in a san francisco hotel a few hours after the playoff game against green bay. crabtree has not been detained or arrested and he's cooperating with police. it's bad timing. crabtree is with the team in atlanta this morning. last night the team released this statement: we are aware of the allegation against michael and understands that he has fully cooperated with authorities. the. >>ers take such matters very seriously. fans are shocked to hear of the investigation. abc7 news reporter has more from the san francisco hall of justice. >> san francisco police say this alleged sexual assault happened just hours after last saturday's
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match-up between the green bay packers. police say it happened at a hotel in san francisco. >> our special victim unit is investigating the case. michael crabtree has been interviewed with his lawyer and is very cooperative regarding the investigation. >> police are still putting together details in this investigation and are yet to determine if they will hand the case over to the district attorney. for fans who are gearing up for a sunday showdown in atlanta, this allegation is surprising. >> obviously it's news to me at this point. it's a bit of a shock. >> i don't understand why these guys who have it so good and are such big in the news right now, why they would do something or he would do something that could potentially hurt not only himself and his family, but the team. >> as a fan i'm going to back him up until it comes through. but right now it's unproved. >> we made efforts to contact michael crabtree and his
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representatives but so far our e-mails and phone calls have not been returned. >> the 49ers take on atlanta tomorrow and here the surf competition is on which means a high surf advisory is in effect. abc news reporter allen wong tells bus the warning for anyone venturing near the shore. >> as the sunset on ocean beach in san francisco, surfers talked about the big waves and sunny skies expected this weekend. >> and that's what is so dangerous about this weekend. it is supposed to be really nice. people are going to want to go into the water and enjoy the day. >> but authorities are warning people to be aware of strong riptides and sneaker waves. waves that literally sneak up on you. >> i was out here a few years ago when the sneaker waves claimed the lives of tour three people in one day. >> i was out there and when it gets powerful, it's scary. never turn your back on the ocean.
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>> it can make it hard for even the strongest swimmer to avoid the riptide. >> last year a really good surfer died. >> he died at the same place where the maverick surf competition is being held this sunday. in 2010 about 40 spectators were injured there after a rogue wave swept a crowd off the rocks. a sneaker wave is also responsible for the death of a man who died near point reyes while trying to rescue his dog on new year's day. >> as rule of thumb we don't go far out into the water. honestly, nobody, if it were warmer, i don't know. >> that's exactly what authorities are worried about. it's good to repeat the same warning you heard in our story, never turn your bark on the ocean. reporting in pacifica, i'm allen wong, abc7 news. 24 surfers from around the world compete in the the mavericks international tomorrow morning. yesterday eats surf was mild but the contest organizer said by tomorrow the waves will be at least 30 feet and intense.
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>> we will put these guys on on their edge. they will have to bring an edge to surf these waves. >> beaches and cliffs are closed and parking is restricted in nearby princeton by the sea. some plan to provide live video of the events. san francisco police want to know what led to the death of a pedestrian on howard and market. at least two vehicles hit the victim around 5:45. officers say both drivers remained at the scene and they are cooperating with investigators. tensions erupted outside a san jose court hearing for a handyman accused of murder. ricardo hernandez shot and killed christopher soriano on the morning of new year's eve. hernandez said he was trying to detain soriano because he thought he was responsible for a series of car break-ins in his
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apartment complex. during a hearing one of the family members struggled outside of the courthouse. hernandez blames his employer for not providing enough security at the apartment complex where he lived and worked. >> had they been proactive this would never have happened. >> he had an illegal gun, for god's sake, and he killed a man, a father of five children. >> hernandez' family has launched an online pegs calling to free him for jail and to raise money for his defense. he will return to court next month. abc7 news has confirmed san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi and his wife are being it stems from the incident on new year's eve in 2011. there was a neighbor who videotape her arm. she called police that led to his arrest and suspension.
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the sheriff later pled guilty to false imprisonment and was reinstated. during the ordeal he harshly criticized madison for contacting police. the sheriff's office is on the lookout for a teenage girl who has not been seen since early thursday morning. the 13-year-old is an eighth grader at burbank middle school. she did not show up for class on thursday. her mother believes she left with her boyfriend, 23-year-old man. the man has contacted the girl in the past and is a friend of the family. work is set to begin at the bay bridge next week to fix the damage caused by a tanker. the tanker bashed into one of the towers on the western stand, damaging what is nonose the fender. the fender absorbed the impact so no damage was actually done to the tower, but it is expected to cost two to three million dollars to repair. starting tuesday caltran's crews will begin the work.
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it will take about 4 1/2 months. coming out next, speaking out. notre dame star linebacker manti te'o talked publicly for the first time about the hoax surrounding his girlfriend who never existed. the parts he says are true and false. and also the fast-food quarterback will tell
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complete skillet meals, starting at $8.99. only at denny's. >> new this morning, notre dame's all-american linebacker who becamen defined in an internet hoax is speaking out for the first time. he is denying any involvement in the dead girlfriend hoax but he
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add mets now that he never actually met the fictitious lead on the field in stanford in 2009. this still photograph shows manti te'o during an off-camera interview with espn's jeremy shep last night e said it began on facebook and continued on telephone until he got word of her, quote, death in september. he also claims he was not completely sure that she didn't exist until three days ago when the perpetrator of the hoax called to apologize to him. the espn interviewer detailed his interview. >> were you in any way a part of this? manti te'o said to me know, never. i said never? he said never, not ever. >> takeio reportedly admitted when word got out in september that the woman had died that he tailored his stories to make people believe that he had actually met her. if you are hoping to be decked-out in 49ers apparel for
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tomorrow's big game and you don't have that apparel yet, you better get on it. there is a run on all things niners. we caught the team as they were leaving san jose for atlanta yesterday. our reporter was there. >> as the 49ers prepare to take on the falcons in atlanta, fans at the sports authority in daly city are buying up the team's apparel. >> i got lucky. a jersey i got was the last one. >> she needed a new jersey to wear to the party he's planning with friends. while many will watch from home, other fans will catch the games at places like this pete's tavern in san francisco. >> we've been getting calls since sunday, or saturday evening when they run. everybody wanted reservations and we don't take reservations. first come first served. >> and speaking of food, he said he's been eating a lot of five guys lately so we went to five guys where the general manager said the quarterback comes in almost every day. >> we make sure we take care of
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him and he always gets a large cajun fry with extra cajun ton so we take care of him real good. >> if all the talk doesn't get you pumped up, maybe this will be the trick. throw your hands up is by this clan, the former lead singer of elaterin rock band. martin came one the beat. >> one day i heard this particular beat and i said, man, that's a great, that's a great beat. can i use it? he said absolutely. it took me about a day and i came up with the lyrics "throw your hands up." if they win he said he would love to sing "throw your hands up" he is super bowl. >> hopefully we will be throwing our hands up in celebration of them going to the super bowl. lots of people are out getting ready tonight. they are excited about 39ers and a lot of people will be watching the game at some of the establishments behind me. abc7 news. a man who won the 49er sweepstakes to attend the
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championship game departs early this morning on a flight to atlanta. san francisco resident corey royale has never even been on an airplane but this morning they will jump aboard a delta airlines flight to see the berth for the super bowl. as you might expect, corey is very excited about that. in san francisco mayor ed lee and the atlanta player have upped the anti in their wager. if the 49ers win lee will provide him with a taste of he'sa. and read will have to give him 25 pounds of coffee if they lose. the losing mayor would light up city hall in the winning team's colors and fly that team's flags for a day. sports reporter mike shumann manin atlanta. there he has discovered a city many of us here don't know that much about, and as it turns out, they don't know much about us either. >> san francisco has golden gate
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park. atlanta has the centennial olympic park. san francisco has coat tower. the atl has a smaller version. san francisco is known for its physical beauty, and liberal attitude. what is atlanta known for? >> a lot of different things, southern hospitality, its graciousness. >> i would say atlanta is known for the culture here, the mix of people. >> probably best known for coca-cola. can't find any better soft drink. >> what is this town known for. >> football! >> that's it? >> football, as far as i'm concerned. >> a lot of people come here and they like the aquarium, they like the centennial park. >> i can't believe you didn't bring up the real housewives of atlanta. >> that's very popular. >> with that said, what are the good people of atlanta know about san francisco? >> the rice-a-roni which is a
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san francisco treat and i fell in love with that. >> the golden gate bridge. i saw pictures. it looks nice. >> what do you know about san francisco? anything? >> they are going to lose. >> the city of san francisco. >> i've been to san francisco. it's gorgeous. >> what do you know about san francisco? >> the quarterback. he scares me. he's fast. i think he can control his nerves. if we can control him, we will win the game. >> the falcons will be hosting the 49ers in the nfc game at a shot at super bowl. there you have it. reporting from atlanta, mike shumann, abc7 news. >> you can check abc7 news sports reporter mike shumann's sports reports from atlanta all weekend long. meanwhile, those of us stuck here in san francisco, what's the weather going to be like? >> do you believe yesterday in salinas, 77? >> no kidding! >> yeah, we have a beautiful weekend in store. right now from the emeryville
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camera, it's dark out there. numbers dropping into the 30s and even some upper 20s. we will talk about how cold it's going to get this morning and how warm it will be this afternoon. that's coming up. >> thank, lisa. also neck, more on the investigation surrounding 49ers star wide receiver michael crabtree as the team prepares for check off in the nfc what can we do with a brand new year, and a room
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power through nasal congestion fast. pharmacy counter.aritin-d at the pharmacy counter. >> welcome back. it's 5:20 on this saturday morning. lease around -- lisa argen is in with the weather. i heard warm and i heard cold. >> exactly. a big range from the morning temperatures to afternoon temperatures. we are talking five to ten degrees above average. as we head outside from the east bay camera. this is where we have some very, very cold conditions. in fact, we are talking about temperatures below freezing in spots. the sun coming up at 7:22. setting at 5:19. the seas are building. high surf advisory by 10:00 this morning with eight to ten feet waves expected. but, of course, they will continue to build right on through tomorrow for mavericks. live doppler 7hd. nice and quiet this morning. in fact, we are look at clear
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conditions. and with the cool numbers, in fact, some areas once again below freezing. so it has been nice and mild in the afternoon but, boy, the cool air draining into the valleys and losing all that heat from the afternoon. 28 by the delta. 34 in napa. good morning, san francisco. warmer here at 45. 35 in san jose. just 31 in the livermore valley. down by the monterey bay we are talking 43 degrees. not bad there but you head east to gilroy, just 32 and 50 along the coast. so overcall we are warmer along the shoreline. 8 to 11 degrees cooler here. the highlights, a rough start this weekend. the high surf advisory by about 10:00 this morning. spare the air again today so it's a little hazy out there. we are look at a mild afternoon today and tomorrow right into next week.
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we see an end to this pattern, though. the air quality, haze along the coast, and san francisco and east bay not looking too bad. double barrel high pressure so with the offshore flow a little fog in the inland valleys. we are also look at the particulate matter being really tapped in the atmosphere, allowing the pollutants to bring on the hazy conditions. a strong ridge right on through tuesday. eventually this will break down and as it does it brings the cooler temperatures by about midweek. the second half of next week you won't be looking at those numbers. 46 in tahoe. last week at this time it was in the mid-20s. remember we had that minus 17 saturday morning a big change in a week. 80 in los angeles. 66 in big sir. taking you back home we are looking at high temperatures today in the mid-to low 60s and even upper 60s. you should be about 66 in
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santa rosa. 67 for your high today. 66 fremont as well as half moon bay. a little hazy out there with those light offshore winds. how about 70 in santa cruz? 68 in monterey. a beautiful afternoon. hears a look at our seven-day forecast. you will notice that from today to tomorrow, right on through monday and tuesday, not much of a change. but by wednesday we are dropping numbers. a good five degrees. upper 50s to around 60. maybe a slight chance of showers. this is where we will be watching the forecast. it looks like we will see some rain by friday. we will keep you posted between now and then. it's just gorgeous out there. >> awesome. thank you, lisa. in sports the 49ers are just a day away from playing the atlanta falcons with a trip to the super bowl on the line. the 49ers of preparing for championship game with a new distraction. san francisco police are investigating an allegation of sexual assault involving wide
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receiver michael crabtree. here's collin resch with more. >> jim harbaugh has been known for his intensity and focus and that won't be more important than today. with newsbreaking with the star's involvement in a sexual assault, harbaugh has to keep his team focused on the nfc championship game while keeping the investigation at bay. he has the niners right where he wanted them when the season game in the same position as last year, one game from the super bowl. >> like our focus and concentration to be the highest it's been. i would like guys to go out and play, you know, the best game they have ever played here. i mean, that's the hope, that's the expectation. >> the niners defense will have the tough task of stopping future hall of famer and former tight end tony gonzales. he's 35 years old but still laying like a college kid. >> you watch the old kung fu
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movies and you see the guy with the long beard. the tougher fighter is not usually the young guy, it's the old guy what's been around a long time. i figure like i'm like that. you see every coverage, you see every coverage and you know the angle a guy is coming to get you. i'm out there doing my thing. >> the last time the warriors won in san^antonio, 1977. a second straight game with the ankle injury. first quarter tim duncan, the splitter and throwing down. warriors led by ten in the first quarter. they close the gap, hit the three at the buzzer. move to the third quarter. golden state up three. david lee, two-handed slurb. he had 22. jared jack starting in lays of curry once again. show right, go left. 20 points, 10 assists for jack. too much timmy time late. timmy duncan. the five-point lead and tony parker doing from tony parker does. he had a game high 25.
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28th straight loss in san^antonio. warriors 2-5 in january. women's hoop. welcome to the show. stanford hosting ucla. in traffic, spinning. the junior at the 42nd career double-double. cardinals hand the bruins their first loss in league play. >> the giants first full squad workout of string training is less than a month away. the four key players, including buster posey, will arrive in arizona in a very good mood. posey, hunter pence, blanco, and another avoided arbitration. all received one year deals. the national mvp getting $8 million for the upcoming season. this is yogi berra museum. the pregame dugout pep talks instrumental in the world series run. hunter pence and the giants agree on a $13.8 million deal.
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join me tonight at six. mike shumann live reports in atlanta on the eve of the game. until then have a great day, everyone. >> we have been getting lots of 49er fan photos from viewers. bruce took this picture in pacifica where it was 49ers pride day. check out these two-month-old twins. the proud mom tells them the cutest niner fans. tj and marlo are hoping for a big win tomorrow. you can mail your fan photos to ureport at kgo. we will show as many as we can on the air. coming up next, the final preparations for the second inauguration celebration. a preview of monday's big celebration for president obama in washington. and part two of lance armstrong's interview with oprah. f
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>> today the president and first lady are participating in a community service project in the washington d.c. area. they have asked americans to also take part in day of service to honor dr. martin luther king. there will still be an inauguration party in washington but not as over the top as it was four years ago. abc news karen trapper shows us what to expect. >> hundreds of thousands will pack the national mall on monday. eager to witness in person the second inauguration of president obama. but they are not quite partying like it's 2009. four years ago a record 1.8 million people gathered to see the swearing in of the first african-american president. >> i do solumnly swear. >> they expect more than better's second inauguration but
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a far cry from twine. there will still be some star power. beyoncé, james taylor will take part in the swearing in ceremony. and sure, president obama's supporters will be enthusiastic but the mood on the mall will be different. the president's speech will reflect that. while the nation is not teetering on the brink like it was in january, twine, the president is still struggling with the slow economy, high unemployment and voters lack of trust and confidence in washington. >> we are poised for a good year if we make smart decisions and sound investments. and as long as washington politics don't get in the way of america's progress. >> before the hard work of the second term begins, the obamas will squeeze in a little bit of sun. in 2009 the president and first lady had a whirlwind night on the town. ten inaugural balls. this year there are just two official balls. one is expected to draw more
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than 35,000. they will groove to the sounds of smoky robinson, usher, and brad paisley. >> and i like a good party. >> but it could be an early night. the president has a job to do the next day. >> it's been a busy and productive four years. i expect the same for the next four years. >> karen traverse, abc news, washington. >> our coverage of the inauguration begins monday at 4:00 a.m. with a special edition of good morning america. we will also have live streaming coverage at abc7 starting at 6:30 monday morning. sorry seas now and the hostage drama playing out for the fourth day in in in algeria. >> i urged the utmost care be taken. >> the showdown began early wednesday. this morning there are are harrowing stories from those who managed to get out alive.
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abc news reporter martha raditz has the details. >> we know now one american has been killed. the family has been notified as this bloody assault intensifies. the algeria forces are moving in trying to end the standoff with the terror group once and for all. >> the assault is a deadly mission. the gas plant has reportedly been ringed with explosives by the hostage takers, not to mention all that gas. it is a dangerous mix. images on arab tv of the carnage. numbers of fluid. one report saying twelve hostages have been killed and more than a dozen of the terrorists. aside from the one american who was killed, a small number of other americans believed to be at the facility are unaccounted for. but american officials are sending a strong message. >> those who would wantedly attack our country and our people will have no place to hide.
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>> once militants storm the complex, they smashed down the doors of the residential buildings in a hunt for americans and other foreigners. another witness described to the new york times terrorists shooting a european in the back while other hostages watched. a man of ireland described to his family how he escaped. the kidnappers had him in a convoy of vehicles when thal gary yeah army bombed them. his car was hit but in the kay i don't say he made a run for it along with others. >> many other workers who managed to escape this terrible ordeal are now here in europe at military bases or on their way in u.s. military aircraft but so many others are unaccounted for. martha raditz, abc news, rome. new this morning in part two of his interview with oprah
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winfrey, cyclist lance armstrong became emotional when he talk about his son. just past the midpoint of last night's hour-long interview, he described the moment when he told his 13-year-old luke that was using drugs. okay. we will have to get that sound to you coming up in a little bit. armstrong was criticized for not being contrite enough during the first 90 minutes that aired thursday night. san jose and oakland international air parts are removing the body scanners that produce a naked image of air travelers. the scanners raced privacy concerns immediately after they were produced. congress issued an order either fix them or remove them by this june. tsa said the company that makes the sonars was not able to come one a software fix to make them comply with the congressional man date so they are going. the head of the california university system is stepping
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down. after stew years as president markka develop announced his resignation yesterday. he man's on to give the board until august to find a replacement. he plans to return to teaching law at u.c. berkeley. in a written statement he said the prior 18 months brought a state of taxing heather ishimaru use, though these challenges have been largely overcome i feel it is time to make a change in my professional lifestyle. he did not elaborate on his health problems. the number of freshman applicants to attend the system for 2013 marks a record high. nearly 175,000 students have applied to attend the university of california next fall. that's a 10.7% increase over last fall. the largest increase is at uc santa cruz with a 16.9% jump in freshman plants. u.c. berkeley saw the smallest increase at 9.7%. it is 5:36. come up next we are behind the rest of the country but now the flu has come to california.
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how you can prevent your kids from being part of the national epidemic. and let's take a live look outside at our mt. tam camera. a little shaky out there this morning. winds about 15 miles an hour. here look at the foreground and san francisco in the background where it's 46 degrees this morning. lisa will
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>> good morning, everyone. it's 5:40 on this saturday. you are look live at the embarcadero from our hd roof cam. you can see the ferry budding there lit up in red, of course, for the 49ers big game tomorrow. we will find out if they make it on to the super bowl. about 46 degrees out there right now but it should warm up to the mid-60s. lisa will have more on the forecast coming up in a few minutes. we want to take you back now to part two of lance armstrong's interview with oprah winfrey. as i was mentioning he got a little emotional in part 2 last night. that's when he was talk back his son. he described the moment where he told his 13-year-old son, luke, that he was, in fact, using performance-enhancing drugs. >> i saw my son defending me and saying that's not true, and what
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you are saying about my dad is not true. and it almost goes to this question of why now? i can't -- yeah. that's when i knew i had to tell him. >> armstrong was criticized for not being contrite enough during the first 90 minutes that aired thursday night. as flu season heats up, as many as 20% of americans will get sick. take a look at the danger zone. if someone sneezes, those droplets can spread six feet. in a packed crowd more than a dozen people could be in harm's way. the risk is greatest from the
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smallest among us. a child's sneeze can spread millions of virus particles ten times more than an adult because adults have a more developed immune system. the centers for disease control have declared the flu outbreak an epidemic and said it has now spread to california. a flu clinic in fremont is hoping to stop the flu dead in its tracks. more from news reporter nick smith. [child crying] >> four-year-old is not having a good time. watch her squirm and wiggle and hear her scream, but in the end she got her flu shot. they believe flew epidemics begin and spread to adults from younger children. >> i did what's best. >> this clinic in fremont is just one of many working to stop the spread of the flu. >> this is the worst strain they have seen in a long time. >> and rumors about the virus.
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>> i was just texting a few girlfriends to ask them if they got the flu shot before i came in here and they said i don't want to get it, every time you get did you get sick, but it will be worse if you go the flu. >> they said this year's flu season is shaping up to be especially severe. children are particularly vulnerable. there were nine pediatric deaths in the second week of january. >> the flu starts in fall and goes to early spring but january and february are actually the worst months for the flu. >> of the more than 12,000 specimens tested and reported to the cdc, 29% were positive for the flu. this doctor said pneumonia and influenza deaths are above the threshold and cause for concern. >> last year we weren't at this level. we are seeing a higher number of cases than usual. >> cause for alarm? >> it is. it's cause for concern and a great rain to go out and get your flu vaccine. >> the flu is also hitting the elderly hard. nearly half of those
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hospitalized because of the flu were over the age of 65. yvonne said she has no plans being among those getting sick. >> the weather has been so cold and we wanted to make sure we didn't get the flu. >> walgreens is just one area or store and cvs is another store that will be providing flu shots throughout the flu season. there are other places you can get your flu shot. for a complete list go to our website. we have the list there. abc7 news. >> it is 5:44. the woman in that story mentioned how cold it is and it certainly doesn't make you feel healthy when you are lick freezing. >> i know. the clear sky and very cold temperatures. we haven't escaped that this morning despite mid-and upper 60s yesterday. still bottoming out to the mid-and upper 20s right now. emeryville upper 30s. our valleys, another couple of hours of sub freezing temperatures. i will tell you when and how much it is going to warm up next. >> thank you, lisa.
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lake tahoe is opening a giant half pipe today for the first time in five years. the half pipe is 18 feet high and 450 feet long. despite the intimidating dimensions, the run is designed for all levels of experience. the half pipe is inside high roller park, one ever heavenly mountain's theater rain park. it opens at noon and it is the only half pipe on lake tahoe's south shore. wow, the first time in five years that. speaks to the snow, i presume. >> yes, mother nature has not been helping out with that. we have the high surf advisory at the beaches that will allow for caution this weekend. as we head outside right now it's certainly another cold morning and it will be for the next several hours. we have to get beyond nine or ten before we start to warm up. look at the roof camera. the sun not up until 7:22, setting at 5:19. the seas building all weekend long. nine hours and fifty-seven
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minutes of lay light out there. we take a look at the live doppler this morning. it is nice and clear. it will stay that way for the next several days. the first chance of rain coming in for the second part of next week. so it's going to be several days before we look for any help from mother nature in the snow department. but, boy, once again, that cold air draining into the valleys and really with losing the heat from the atmosphere, we are talking chilly. oakland at 39. but you go right to fairfield at 28. 31 in livermore. good morning, san jose. 35 for you. 50 half moon bay and down around the central coast you will notice freezing in gilroy. monterey 50 as well. all around the bay area, numbers of anywhere from a couple degrees warmer to 11 degrees warmer at the coast. we are losing a few degrees san francisco, novato and napa. it all depends on where you are but overall it is another cold start. we will keep the chilly weather with us for the next several mornings when the skies are clear. then we get more cloud cover and
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the high pressure against to move out of town, although nights will be warmer. a rough surf this weekend. the advisory going up at 10:00 this afternoon. spare the air again with the light offshore flow. the easterly winds allowing for a little haze down near the surface and more of the mild weather right into tuesday. if we don't see rain on wednesday, it's really the drop of temperatures that you will notice. the poor air quality if you are spending anytime up in marin or sonoma and along the san mateo coast. even along the beaches you will notice the haze out there. elsewhere not too bad. plenty of sunshine but the waves up to five feet right now from half moon bay, bodega bay and they will continue to build. the occasional sets up to 20 feet. strong rip currents. we are looking at large, breaking waves. pretty dangerous out there. it will be a beautiful weekend. in fact, a lot of folks probably checking out the shore. we will look for high pressure
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to stay in control with the storm track well to the north. it looks like the first chance for this ridge to breakdown won't be until probably late tuesday, into wednesday. whatever we see any rain we will have to wait and see. it looks like a better opportunity for rain coming in later on not work week next week. 66 in oakland, as well as san jose. down by the monterey bay we are talking a few areas in and around 70 degrees. 27 in salinas, 71 in hollister. the accuweather seven-day forecast, look at that sunny, mild stretch right on through tuesday. then by wednesday cooler. anybody some rain. partly cloudy thursday. looks like next weekend, though, it could be wet. by then, yeah, we are talking like it's been just a really long dry stretch. so we definitely by that time will need some rain, want some rain. >> we will be ready for it. thank you, lisa. getting braces on your teeth can be an unsettling experience for some patients. now a cutting edge technology is making part of the process a lot
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more comfortable. abc7 news health and science reporter carolyn johnson has the details. >> ellen sue is all smiles when she plays with her newborn son. a smile that's actually improving thanks to evolving technology. >> today we will scan your feet. >> she's beenfied for the popular invisaline braces. >> it's a departure from the traditional molds used by most orthodontists. >> now we can have models without taking the goopy impressions. >> first he reaches for the scanner that will photograph ellen's teeth. it's connected to a computer system that will ultimately beam the images from her practice in san francisco to the itera lab. over the next several minutes the doctor guides the camera around ellen's upper and lower jaw line. the device is completely optical. no radiation. >> we can get these areas here.
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>> step by step the camera builds a three-dimensional map of her teeth. the computer alerts the dentist if the section doesn't have a complete image so it can be rephotographed. >> it's very precise and very accurate. >> she said the process is typically quicker than traditional impressionings which must set in the mouth. >> we have to leave the goopy impression material that did not taste good in their mouth for three or five minutes. and if it wasn't a good impression, they would have to take another one. >> cost can vary by practice but the doctor does not charge extra for the digital impressions. as for ellen, she's anxious to see the results once her straightening is finished. >> oh, gosh, to be more confident and not have to worry about what my teeth look like and what people think, you know. >> i vividly remember getting those impression. carolyn said turnaround time also tends to be faster because the digital images are sent instantaneously rather than having to shift an impression. the information stored with the
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images then helps technicians speed up much of the fabrication process. coming up next, get your binoculars out. find out when you can see an astroid whiz by up-close and personal.
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>> if you can't make it to the louve to see the mona lisa, perhaps it would be easier to head to outerspace. n.a.s.a. said they have beamed a picture of it to the moon through a laser. they said it's the first in using lasers to communicate at enter planetary distances instead of radio waves. n.a.s.a. said it's on the verge of revolutionizing the way data is sent across the solar system. mona lisa is the most digitalized painting in the world and now out of this world. you will be able to see an
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as described pass close enough to the earth with binoculars. the telescopes will be ready for astroid 2012da-14. it will pass by earth next month somewhere in between the international space station and our furthest pd satellites. >> we will know about it well enough to know it won't hit the earth at this time. maybe sometime in the future. even if it did, this isn't a large one. you wouldn't be around where it landed if it did, but it's not going to cause a catastrophe. >> the astroid will travel slowly across the evening sky on february 15th. mark your calendar. they will stay open late so people can get a good look at it from one of their telescopes. coming up next at section, surf's up. how experts know we will see 20-footers like this one by sunday's maverick's big wave competition. 49ers star wide receiver michael crabtree is being
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>> good morning, everybody. it's 6:00 a.m. on saturday. i'm katie marzullo. on 5:00 a.m. this saturday we will start you off with a quick first look at the weather. good morning, lisa. >> good morning. the roof camera and not bad downtown. numbers in the mid-40s right now. elsewhere we have dropped into the upper 20s by the delta. lower 30s in the north and east bay valleys. that's all due to the clear sky. the sun coming up after seven and we will keep these very cold temperatures right through the 8:00 hour. after 9:00 hour we will see more 30s. then by the afternoon everyone is climbing into the 60s. high temperatures will be in the lower 60s from

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